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Address: Alta Vista Road, Chacala, Mexico
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We had a great hike to a great tour!

We hired a guide familiar with the complex. We took a local cab to the starting point and began our hike through time Many petroglyphs and the interpretive signs were most welcome.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a guide familiar with the complex. We took a local cab to the starting point and began our hike through time Many petroglyphs and the interpretive signs were most welcome.

Thank JACK E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

It's off the beaten path, but definitely worth a visit.We managed to get here via taxi and got a lift home from strangers we met on the trail, but I would probably recommend renting a car and driving. It's a fairly short hike (around 1.5 hours) along an old river bed. The area is beautiful and the signs posted along... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

We had heard about these petroglyphs so while we were staying at Rincon de guyabitos we decided to take them in. We didn't have a car so we hired a local taxi driver to take us in the morning which is supposed to be the best time to see them. It was probably a good idea as I am not... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

I made my third trip to Mexico and wanted to see a pyramid but there are none on the pacific side of the coast. After much exploring I learned there was ancient petroglific ruins. It's a hike to get in, as we definately needed a driver and guide. I am not a hiking sort of girl, and had a foot... More 

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University Place, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I highly recommend Chuy, who operates Xplore Chacala, for a guided tour of this site. My family and I took this tour yesterday, and it was a super experience. We drove to the start of a walk down a dirt road with farmland adjoining it and with views of lovely hillsides. Chuy explained various plants and animals along the way... More 

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Sedalia, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We drove to see the Altavista petroglyphs from Chacala. We followed the directions from the other reviewers from TripAdvisor, and made some revisions that we figured would very much help out travellers. To get there, we used the directions from another review titled "A Bit if a Trek- But Worth It!". After turning down the tree lined road mentioned in... More 

1 Thank zoesailing
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We used David C's directions (“A Bit of a Trek - But worth it!”) to find this cool place. We would never have found it otherwise! However, I suggest one change to these directions "Continue DOWN THE PATH TOWARDS THE RIVER, BUT DO NOT CROSS THE RIVER HERE. INSTEAD TURN RIGHT AND WALK ALONG THE RIVER WITH THE fence on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Great review from the whistler guy to find. Use his directions and add this to it. But need to clarify a few things. Its in altavista not chacala. When you get to the rebar gate you must park unless you have a dedicated crazy 4x4 and you do this professionally. I did it on my duo sport honda motorbike but... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

Off the beaten track and hard to find but once you did you have found a hidden area of petroglyph, altars (some still being used) in a beautiful creek setting. You must have a guide or forget about finding it.

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Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

While the Petroglyphs are pretty cool themselves, it's the whole adventure that makes this amazing spot special. To get here drive north on Hwy 200. About 10.5 kms north of Penita, and 3kms north of the Playa El Naranjo turnoff (at about the 81.8 km mark) make a right towards Alta Vista. Go 1.6 kms and turn left onto a... More 

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